Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Potato Blossom Festival

This week is Potato Blossom Festival week.  The fields around O'Leary are full of rows and rows of potatoes in blossom.  Did you know some blossoms are white, some are pink, some are even blue!

Two weeks before the festival week, the town puts up colourful buntings (or pennants) along Main St.

I made some large pennants out of wood and strung them up outside my store to add to the festivities.

The parade will come right past both my house (which is just around the corner) and my shop which is right on Main St. This year I'll watch the parade from the front porch.

Last year my husband drove a friend's tractor in the parade:

There are a lot of tourists in town, some people spend their summers here.  These were two of my little visitors last week, they are from Pennsylvania:

I am keeping busy with orders in the shop, will try and post some more creations if I can find the time.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

New Beach Style Mirror

This is a new mirror I made this past week.

Some of you may remember the mirror I made a few years ago out of barnboard.

I actually still have it, hanging in my new shop.  A customer suggested I make one out of painted wood like my counter, which everyone gives me compliments on.

I thought it was a great idea!

This measures 24" wide x 30" tall.  The mirror is 9" square and there is a small shelf across the bottom.  Available in my shop.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Adding a Level to a Trophy

I suppose word is getting out in my small town that I am a woodworker.  I had the most interesting job brought to me a few weeks ago. Before I get to that, some background information first.

 We have many farmers in the area that farm potatoes.  Prince Edward Island potatoes are known to be some of the best in the world!  And our town holds a Potato Festival which includes an award for the "Potato Producer of the Year."

Along with the award goes a trophy that has been given out since 1989!

And the trophy has run out of space for the name plaques that state the winner each year!  So, I was honoured to be asked to make another level, or base to the trophy.

The trophy is made of ash and the committee wanted the new base to match the wood as well as the angled sides of the original trophy.

I finished it the other day and here it is.  I hope to be at the festival dinner when the trophy is presented to the farmer for this year.  It will be fun to see it there!

You just never know who will walk in to the shop and what they might want me to make.